Tuesday, May 17, 2016

May - Mental Health Month - Parish Nurses

From the Parish Nurses

The magnitude of mental illness in this country is staggering. According to the Surgeon General, one in every five Americans experiences a mental disorder in any given year and half of all Americans have such disorders at some time in their lives. These illnesses of the brain affect all of us, regardless of age, gender, economic status or ethnicity. Mental illness affects the mind, body and the spirit. It is a real, common and treatable illness. Mental illnesses are far more common than cancer, diabetes, heart disease or arthritis. 

Mental Health First Aid

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns; strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations; and where to turn for help.

Topics covered will include: depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorder, trauma, psychosis and substance use disorders.

This eight-hour program will be divided into two, four hour sessions, and offered at:
Good Shepherd Community of Faith
187 Southside Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14220
Saturday, June 4th, 2016 and
Saturday June 11th, 2016 9am-1pm

There is NO FEE. Light refreshments will be available. ALL are welcome.
Class size is limited.

To reserve your spot contact:
Sue Allen
Good Shepherd Community of Faith
Wellness Ministry, Coordinator
Call or text 716-697-1657 or email bsuea@yahoo.com